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Why unlimited wireless data is a myth

All of the major wireless carriers "throttle" customers who use what the companies think is too much data, but Verizon's policy is tougher than its competitors.

How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are no longer the only mobile phone games in town -- there are some great no-contract alternatives out there. Here are 16 of them.

On the road with T-Mobile's free international roaming

For people who frequently travel overseas, it sounds almost too good to be true: unlimited international data roaming and texting at no extra cost. But that's exactly what T-Mobile USA started offering its U.S. users earlier this year as part of its price battle with AT&T.

The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Computerworld asked readers to rate their mobile data providers on connection speed, reliability, customer service and more. We name the best and the worst services -- and throw in some fun facts about how people use their mobile data networks.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

Anyone who dreads hearing one end of a loud phone call all the way from Anchorage to Miami, take heart: The plan to allow cellphones on planes could fail in more ways than an overbooked flight at a snowbound airport on Christmas Eve.

LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

5 ways the Sprint-Clearwire drama might end

The battle of takeovers among Sprint Nextel, Dish Network, Clearwire and SoftBank has heated up as the Clearwire board of directors recommended that shareholders accept the bid of Dish instead of Sprint's.

Computerworld Honors 2013: Remote areas in Michigan get connected with broadband

Merit Network, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for mobile access, leads the effort to expand broadband in Michigan.

Nokia looks to reboot Windows Phone push in the U.S., but it won't be easy

Nokia's is rebooting its U.S. Windows Phone push with the arrival of the low-cost Lumia 521 on T-Mobile and Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless, but increasing sales to meaningful volumes in the very competitive U.S. market will not be easy.

Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

Carrier solutions for areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?

Why some U.S. homes and businesses still don't have cellular service

While large portions of the U.S. are looking forward to faster wireless broadband, some regions don't have even simple cell phone service. What is being done to help?

Two personal Wi-Fi hotspots: Different strokes for different folks

Two Wi-Fi mobile hotspots offer very different services: The Verizon Wireless JetPack is fast but pricey while the FreedomPop Photon is limited but free.

FreedomPop: Great idea that needs a better network

Shaw reviews the FreedomPop Photon.

3 ways to add broadband to your mobile devices

If your mobile device doesn't come with cellular broadband, there are several ways you can add it -- but there are advantages and disadvantages to each method.

Elgan: I'm a digital nomad (and so are you)

New technology enables almost everyone reading this to live and work with more freedom and flexibility. Are you missing the boat?

How to set up email on your iPhone

If you're setting up your first email account on your iPhone, simply tap the Mail icon in the dock at the bottom of the home screen. If adding a second or third account, tap Settings, scroll down to Mail, Contacts, Calendars, tap it and then tap Add account...

Quizboard for iPhone

You draw with your friends. You come up with clever words against them. You even play a game or two of hangman with them. You might as well challenge them to a game of trivia, too.

NTIA to address mobile privacy at July 12 meeting

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will step up work on an effort to develop mobile privacy standards on July 12, when the agency meets with mobile carriers, app developers and other stakeholders in the first of a series of meetings on online privacy.

Robber Rabbits for iPhone and iPad

Robber Rabbits and Robber Rabbits HD are two cartoonish physics-based games from Alawar Entertainment.